By Charles Awuzie
Seun Kuti, youngest son of Fela Kuti was caught on camera slapping a Nigerian Police Officer in Uniform.
Not even the King of Britain can slap a British police officer in Uniform.
Slapping an officer in Uniform is equal to stabbing every Nigerian in their face and daring them to do their worst.
Yet we can’t put all the blame on Seun Kuti…
The Nigerian Police has been degraded to domestic workers for rich people. They are seen in pictures opening car doors for questionable characters, serving girlfriends of their bosses and running domestic errands while wearing uniform. It’s a big national shame.
I have said this a few times – IT IS NOT THE JOB OF THE POLICE TO PROVIDE VIP PROTECTION.
Withdraw Police VIP bodyguards and you will boost the private security industry and resultantly improve the economy. Jobs will be created for thousands of unemployed able bodied Nigerians and the private security sector will become competitively innovative. The police will have more personnels to fight crime and solve cases.
The police should only protect state witnesses, Ministers and top members of parliament.
Until this is done, do not expect egocentric self-inflated citizens like Seun Kuti to respect our officers in uniform. To Seun, that officer is just like his houseboy but with a gun.
Just one last question to Seun Kuti, Who Are You? In 1978 when your father wedded 27 wives on the same day of which your mother was one of them, Nigerians thought they had seen the height of madness but fast forward to 2023, what you demonstrated in that video is best described as a mad son from a mad marriage.
My name is Charles Awuzie and now I know why you never wanted Peter Obi to win because he would pluck your wet wings.
Views exclusive rights: Charles Awuzie, Public Figure, May 14, 2023.